Recommended Resources on
Disability and COVID-19
As we navigate an ever-changing world in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, philanthropy has a critical role to play in ensuring that the disability community is not left behind. To help guide you through the uncharted paths ahead, we will be regularly updating this page with helpful resources and reading on COVID-19 and key disability issues.
(Please note that some of the content may be triggering.)
These links offer a starting point for learning more about disability perspectives and responses to COVID-19.
Philanthropic Responses to COVID-19: 4 Disability-Inclusive Approaches
Key approaches to disability-inclusion to inform your foundation's current responses, with examples.
Webinar - COVID-19 and Disability: A Call to Action for Philanthropy
Hosted on April 22, 2020 by the Presidents' Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy, this webinar highlights leaders in the disability community who are working tirelessly at every level.
Disabled Americans can't be a Covid-19 afterthought
An op-ed by Dr. Richard Besser, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Co-Chair of the Presidents' Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy and Rebecca Cokley, Director of the Disability Justice Initiative at the Center for American Progress.
In Covid-19 Crisis, Philanthropy’s Attention Must Focus on People With Disabilities
An op-ed by Co-Chairs of the Presidents' Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, and Dr. Richard Besser, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
5 Things To Know About Coronavirus And People With Disabilities
Key points to keep in mind about how the coronavirus outbreak impacts the disability community.
A Disability Justice Response from Standing Up for Racial Justice to Covid-19
A response addressing the impact of the virus on multi-marginalized disabled people.
U.S. Civil Rights Office Rejects Rationing Medical Care Based on Disability, Age
Information on the response from the Office for Civil Rights against rationing care for people with disabilities.
How to Make Your Virtual Meetings and Events Accessible to the Disability Community
An overview of best practices for accessible virtual meetings.
Disability:IN COVID-19 Response Series
Resources to support disability inclusion in the workplace during COVID-19.
Responses and Resources by and for the Disability Community
Health Care Rationing
Statements from Disability Organizations
Resources on Hosting Accessible Virtual Meetings and Events